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TV Week in Review 4/22/12 - Nikita, Felicia Day & more!

Nightfly lists his preferred picks from primetime TV and the world of entertainment.






TV Week in Review  (week of 4/22/12)

This Week in Review entry is extra noteworthy in that without designing or intending it (I promise), every single category listed - including Guest Star of the Week and Music Video of the Week - tops out with ties. My sitcoms section sports a three-way tie (ultra-rare for that category). Adding to the interesting situation is the fact that my Guest Star of the Week honoree actually tied with herself. Yay, Felicia Day! She rocked outstanding guest performances on two of my favorite sci-fi shows, Eureka and Supernatural. Don't watch the Syfy Eureka clip (below) if you haven't yet seen the episode (spoiler alert).

In this unusual edition, so filled with tied honorees, The CW owned my hour-long scripted list tying for first position with itself, it also claimed half of my Guest Star of the Week honor via Day. FOX made my Top 7 scripted-hour list earning two spots and it shares top honors (with HBO and ABC) in my Outstanding Sitcom category as well. NBC is the only net to double place on my main Sitcoms list, and, it's also one of the two genealogy-oriented Reality shows dominating that category. Thanks to Punk'd, MTV is the only network to slot twice on my Reality Shows list (I'm really enjoying this new season with different hosts each week).

I found a decent Summer-long list of upcoming premieres and finales I thought you might want to check out here, unfortunately for me, it'll mostly be a week filled with finales.

Now with that business out of the way, onto my preferred picks from last week's primetime TV lineup...
* Warning: videos below may contain spoilers and/or mature content not suitable for all ages *

12. The Finder - "The Inheritance" (FOX)
11. Bones - "The Warrior in the Wuss" (FOX)
(10). Once Upon a Time - "The Return" (ABC)
(9). Smash - "Publicity" (NBC)
(8). Private Practice - "And Then There Was One" (ABC)

7. Game of Thrones - "Garden of Bones" (HBO)
Episode 14 - Inside the Episode

6. Glee - "Dance With Somebody" (FOX)


5. Touch - "Noosphere Rising" (FOX)


(4). Eureka - "The Real Thing" (Syfy)



(3). Grey's Anatomy - "Moment of Truth" (ABC)


(1). Supernatural - "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo" (CW)


(1). Nikita - "Shadow Walker" (CW)

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Guest Star of the Week: [tie]
Felicia Day on Eureka (Syfy)
Felicia Day on Supernatural (CW)

Runners Up:
Amanda Fuller on Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Stephen Lang on In Plain Sight (USA)

Rest of My Top 12 Fave Guest Stars from last week:
Rachel G. Fox on Private Practice (ABC)
Mageina Tovah on The Finder (FOX)
Uma Thurman on Smash (NBC)
Ben Stiller on Eagleheart (TOON)
Kelly Hu on Breakout Kings (A&E)
Jeanne Tripplehorn on New Girl (FOX)
Lauren Zizes on Austin & Ally (Disney)
Dermot Mulroney on New Girl (FOX)
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Fave *New* Music Videos of the Week: [3-way tie]
"Champagne Coast" by Blood Orange  {posted 4/27 via YouTube}
"Glorified High" by Sarah Jaffe  {posted 4/27 via MTV}
"Storm the Sorrow" by Epica  {posted 4/24 via YouTube}

Runners Up:
"Blessed" by Jill Scott  {posted 4/23 via YouTube}
"Houdini" by Foster the People  {posted 4/25 via MTV}

* GetGlue members who're also fans of The Used should check-in here to unlock a new sticker in support of their upcoming tour. And I only today (4/30) discovered there's a "Honestly" sticker available for checking-in to Hot Chelle Rae's page here, and, one for the debut of The Wanted's special edition EP here.

Hart of Dixie

Fave *New* Webisodes of the Week: [3-way tie]
The Guild - (S5, Ep.3) "Megagame-O-Ramacon!"  [Runtime 9.19]  {posted 4/24 via G&S}
Silverwood - (Ep.2) "The Last Encounter"  [Runtime 14.22]  {posted 4/28 via BlackBoxTV}  [TV-PG]
Super Power Beat Down with Marisha Ray - (Ep.2) "Darth Vader vs. Gandalf"  [Runtime 9.26]  {posted 4/27 via YouTube}

Runners Up: [tie]
The Kids in the Hall - "Things To Do"  [Runtime 4.42]  {posted 4/27 via Nerdist}
No Regrets - (Ep.2) "Anger Management"  [Runtime 7.40] {posted 4/25 via YouTube}
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* Favorite Teen Shows *

5. Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures - "Epic Haunting" (nick)

4. iCarly - "iHalfoween" (nick)

iCarly: "Halfoween: Making a Holiday"
Get More: iCarly Episodes,iCarly,iCarly Games


3. Jessie - "Badfellas" (Disney)
Peyton List
Peyton List in "Badfellas"

1. Austin & Ally - "myTAB & My Pet" (Disney)


1. How to Rock - "How to Rock Halloween" (nick)

How to Rock: "Halloween: The Chosen One"
Get More: How to Rock Episodes,How to Rock,How to Rock Games


Victorious

Trivia Question of the Week: Last week's episode of The Big Bang Theory feautured TableTop host Wil Wheaton as a guest star. TableTop is a webseries that appears on which YouTube channel? [Hint: Felicia Day runs it.]

Current Medal Standing:
avengingtitan:
Dragavon:
misac:
Psivage:
ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo:

BlueStreak:
GOSD:
GLX:
AMS:
Fintan:
nietoperz:
Punchy:


~ Previous week's answer: Goodfellas (Winner: ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo)
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* Outstanding Sitcoms *

(12). Happily Divorced - "Adventure Man" (TVLD)
11. The Ricky Gervais Show - "Comic Relief" (HBO)
(10). The Office - "Fundraiser" (NBC)
(9). Rules of Engagement - "The Five Things" (CBS)
(8). BFF - "Single and Lovin' It" (NBC)

(7). Parks and Recreation - "The Debate" (NBC)


(6). The Big Bang Theory - "The Stag Convergence" (CBS)


(5). 30 Rock - "Live From Studio 6H" (NBC)


(4). Hot in Cleveland - "Bye George, I Think He's Got It" (TVLD)
* Take a tour of the HiC set via YHN here.

1. Veep - "Fundraiser" (HBO)
Ep. 1: Deleted Scenes - Behind the Podium

1. New Girl - "Tomatoes" (FOX)
New Girl
Dermot Mulroney and Zooey Deschanel in "Tomatoes"

(1). Don't Trust the B---- in Apt.23 - "Parent Trap..." (ABC)


ABC Music Lounge

* Reality Shows *

12. Car Warriors - "Challenger" (SPEED)
(11). Top Shot - "Have Machine Gun Will Travel" (History)
(10). Dream Machines - "Attack of the Pink & Green Machines" (Syfy)
(9). Styled by June - "Michelle Williams" (VH1)
(8). Total Blackout - "Entering The Darkness / 2 Heads Are Blinder Than 1" (Syfy)

(7). Punk'd - "Lucy Hale" (MTV)

Get More: Punk'd, Full Episodes


(6). Punk'd - "Inside Punk'd" (MTV)

Get More: Punk'd, Full Episodes


5. Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - "Mama's House" (Bravo)


4. Ice Loves Coco - "Baby Got Hawaii" (E!)
Ice Loves Coco

3. Richard Hammond's Crash Course - "Tree Harvester" (BBC-America)


(1). Finding Your Roots with H.L. Gates - "Robert Downey Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal" (PBS)


(1). Who Do You Think You Are? - "Rob Lowe" (NBC)


Last week's total hours viewed held roughly steady with the week before clocking in with a final total of fifty-two. Twenty-eight hours went to watching scripted hour-long shows, just nine were dedicated to scripted half-hour fare, with "reality" programs earning fifteen hours of my time. The only show I accidentally missed was CMT's The Singing Bee (its second episode of this new season).

The handful of new clips hitting the web last week that engaged my attention most amounted to three film trailers, a TV preview for TNT's summer relaunch of Dallas and a new character profile featurette from Marvel's The Avengers.


My first film clip featured is actually age restricted despite its lead actress being only fifteen years old. Chloë Grace Moretz (and Blake Lively) lead a cast that includes Alec Baldwin in the shoot 'em up thriller, Hick, blasting into theaters May 11th.


Machinima released a kick-ass exclusive trailer last week for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Consider yourself warned, though, this clip includes spoilerage. The newest G.I. Joe flick premieres June 29th.


The last teaser trailer featured from last week's batch is from executive producer William Katt. A captivating superhero pic titled Sparks (opening Fall 2012) I greatly look forward to seeing!


The Avenger featurette I'd been waiting to see most finally dropped when Marvel unveiled Black Widow's (brief) profile last Tuesday. Joss Whedon's mighty opus debuts May 4th but you can shake some ground with the booming tunes of Avengers Assemble beginning tomorrow (May 1st).
Marvel's The Avengers: Black Widow Featurette  [Runtime 1.02]  {posted 4/24 via YouTube}


My favorite two posters from last week were for MIB3 (saving the multiverse 5/25) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (exploding across America June 29th).
G.I. Joe: Retaliation & Men In Black 3 Posters

Closing out this column are the latest GetGlue stickers I've unlocked and/or found including ones for movies, TV and comics. American Ninja Warrior 2012 premieres its new season May 20th, Common Law debuts May 11th and don't miss the premiere of Iron Men May 8th on The Weather Channel. Movies offering coming soon glue include Girl In Progress (opening 5/11), Tarantino's Django, as well as a new Captain America sticker for Marvel's The Avengers.
Wednesday brought another stash of Marvel glue including dynamic stickers for Avengers VS. X-Men: Versus #1, Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #1, Daredevil #11, Uncanny X-Men #11, The New Avengers #25, Secret Avengers #26, Wolverine #305 and Captain America & Hawkeye #629.

Sincere thanks for reading my weekly column(s), Have a Great Week & Happy Viewing!


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About the Author - Nightfly


A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.


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